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OBITUARY SURNAMES: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Obituary with surnames REDMON submitted by Lv1971. Date of death Thursday, May 13, 1971
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Friday, May 14, 1971.

W.L. Redmon

William L. Redmon, 72, 524 Elizabeth, died Thursday at the VA Center Hospital following an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 8, 1898 at Murfreesboro, Tenn., a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Andrew Redmon. He attended schools there and joined the Army in 1917. He was a former employee of the Leavenworth Times, and a nurse's aide at Munson Army Hospital and at the VA Hospital.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Irma Redmon, of the home; two sons, Roudolph and Adolph Redmon, both of Chicago, Ill; and two brothers. Robert Redmon, Pasadena, Calilf. and Walter Redmon, Louisville, Ky.

Time and place of the funeral will be announced by Holmes and Son Funeral Home. The body is at the funeral home.

Obituary with surnames HOULIHAN, MILLER, SOMMERS submitted by Lv1971. Date of death Friday, May 14, 1971
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Friday May 14, 1971.

Mrs. Sommers

Mrs. Laurette A. Sommers, 68, 908 S. 5th, wife of Henry A. "Bud" Sommers, Hollywood Theater manager, died the morning at Cushing Memorial Hospital. She was admitted to the hospital Thursday after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Born at Sheldon, Iowa, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David A. Miller. She attended Iowa schools and was an Iowa State Teadchers College graduate.

She was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception Philomathean Club for more than 20 years, and the Women's Golf Association at the Leavenworth Country Club. An active member of the Leavenworth Historical Society, she had conducted many tours at the museum.

Surviving other than her husband, of the home, are a son, David H. Sommers, Taipei, Taiwan; a sister, Mrs. Cecile Houlihan, Ottumwa, Iowa; a brother, Thomas Miller, San Gabriel, Calif., and two grandchildren.

Time and place of the funeral will be announced by the Sexton Funeral Chapel.

Obituary with surnames GORSKI, HETKEY, HINCH, MOHAN, ZIELINSKI submitted by Linda Darity. Date of death Sunday, May 30, 1971
from the Leavenworth Times

The funeral for Michael (Mike) Zielinski, 97, 204 1/2 Chestnut, who died Friday at St. John Hospital will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Casimir Church.
Mr. Zielinski was born Feb 7, 1874, in Poland. He was married to Veronica Gorski who died in 1947. He was a retired grocer, a member of St. Casimir Church and the Polish National Alliance.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Anna Hetkey, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Catherine Mohan, 304 N. 185h and Mrs. Hattie Hinch, 801 S. 2nd; three sons, Joseph Zielinski, 102 Olive; Roman Zielinski, Kansas City, Kan.; Florian Zielinski, 1844 Kingman; 28 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Three sons who preceded him in death were John Zielinski, Michael Zielinski and Anton Zielinski.
A Rosary will be recited today at the Sumpter Funeral Chapel today at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. The body is at the chapel.

Obituary with surnames CORYELL, GRAYSON, HICKS, NEAVES, PACE, POUPPIRT submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Wednesday, June 9, 1971
from the Leavenworth Times, June 11, 1971.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Coryell, 85, 629 Grand Ave., a resident of the Golden Age Lodge, died Wednesday at Cushing Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Leavenworth County on april 28, 1885, a daughter of Willis and Fanny Pouppirt Hicks.

She attended public schools here and in 1923 was married to Martin Coryell. He died in 1937.

Mrs. Coryell was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are a duaghter, Mrs. Mary Neaves, 629 Grand Ave.; two brothers, Joseph Hicks and Henry Hicks, RR 4; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Grayson, RR 4, and Mrs. Daisy Pace, 1125 Newman; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral will be Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Sextion Funeral Chapel with burial in the National cemetery, Ft. Leavenworth.

Obituary with surnames LOAR, MOBERLY, NOLL, WICKIZER, WILK submitted by Richard L. Moberly. Date of death Wednesday, July 7, 1971
The obituary of Robert Wilk, as published in the Leavenworth Times on 8 July 1971, follows:

"Robert D. Wilk, 39, 1808 Seneca, died Wednesday at the VA Center Hospital here following an illness of several months. A Leavenworth native, Mr. Wilk was born April 15, 1932, a son of Paul and Vera Moberly Wilk. He was married to the former Eileen Noll and was employed at the Fort Leavenworth Field Printing Plant. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was serving as Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop No. 167 at the time of his death. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, the St. Joseph Society and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 55. Surviving other than the widow, two sons, Raymond and Kenneth Wilk, and a daughter, Theresa Wilk, all of the home, and his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Paul Wilk, and a brother, Wayne Wilk, all of 916 Miami; three other brothers, Richard Wilk, 1900 S. Broadway, Gary Wilk, 716 Olive, and Phillip Wilk, San Diego, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Paula Wickizer, 1312 Pawnee, and Mrs. Sandra Loar, Omaha, Neb. The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the church. Rosaries will be recited at the Sumpter Funeral Chapel Sunday, at 7:30 p.m. by friends and parish members, and 8 p.m. by the St. Joseph Society. Burial will be in the Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery. The body will be at the chapel after noon Saturday."

Obituary with surnames ANTONI, COTTER, CURRY, GRIFFIS, JOHNSON, SCHMITT, WADLEY submitted by Sue Rush 2006. Date of death Monday, July 19, 1971
Taken from the Lv Times 7-20-1971

Mary Schmitt

Mrs. Mary Anna Schmitt, 85, 116 W. Lois, Lansing, died Monday morning at Eureka Springs, Ark.

She was born at Basehor, Dec. 25, 1885, a daughter of Joseph and Ellen Antoni. She lived her entire life in the Basehor and Lansing area, and was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church, Lansing.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Margaret Cotter, Smithville, Mo., Mrs. Helen Johnson, of the home, Mrs. Mary Griffis, Merrit Island, Fla., Mrs. Jean Wadley, Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Edna Curry, Eagle Rock, Mo.; a son, Joseph Schmitt, Shawnee; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the church. A Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today at the Larkin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home.

Obituary with surnames AUSTIN, HALE submitted by Lv1971. Date of death Thursday, August 26, 1971
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Friday, 27-Aug-1971.

Preston Hale

Funeral for Preston Hale, 82, will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the central Congregational Church in Topeka, with burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery there.

Mr. Hale died Thursday at a Topeka hospital.

He was active in many civic affairs at Topeka and served as city park commissioner. Prior to that he served as county agricultural agent in Chase, Leavenworth and Shawnee counties. He moved to Topeka in 1934.

He was a native of Illinoise and received his degree from kansas Satate University in 1916.

Surviving are his widow. Mrs. Anna Hale of the home; a daughter, Mrs. C.K. Austin, Overland Park; 3 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Topeka, is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary with surnames DAVIDSON, GABLE, HICKS, HITCHCOCK, PARNELL, SCHILTZ, SMITH submitted by Rosa Pitman. Date of death Wednesday, December 29, 1971
Leavenworth Times 12-30-1971

Anna Mae Smith, 63, 411 Olive, died Wednesday (12-29) afternoon at Cushing Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health the past 10 yea rs.

Mrs. Smith was born Oct 30, 1908, in Carlinville, Illionis,a daughter of Otis and Pearl Davidson Parnell. She attended schools in Illinois and was married here to Harvey Smith on Dec 2 8, 1942. She was a Leavenworth resident more than 30 years and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Other than her husband, of the home, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Rena Mae Hoke, Kansas City, Kan ; Mrs. Jean Mae Schiltz 830 Osage ; Mrs. Patricia Ann Hicks and Mrs. Donna Sue Gable of the home; two sisters Mrs. Helen Smith, Carlinville Ill, and Mrs Mildred Hitchcock, Freeport Ill ; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The funeral will be Monday at 2 pm at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. The body will be at the chapel after noon Friday.

Obituary with surnames HODGES, SHERMAN submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Wednesday, April 26, 1972
from the Leavenworth Times, Thursday, April 27, 1972, microfilm #L1390 KSHS.

Mrs. Sherman

Mrs. Lenis Fuller Sherman, 86, Basehor, died Wednesday at a nursing home in Olathe.

She was born in Seneca and lived in Kansas City 35 years before moving to Basehor.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. kathryn Hodges of the home; four grandsons and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Alden harrington Chapel at Bonner Springs and burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Gardens in Overland Park.

Obituary with surnames DOUGAN, LOGAN, MUSSETT submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Wednesday, April 26, 1972
from the Leavenworth Times, Thursday, April 27, 1972, microfilm #L1390, KSHS.

Katie Mussett

Kaie(sic) Mussett, RR 4, lifelong resident of Kickapoo Township, died Wednesday at Cushing Memorial Hospital following an illness of the past six months.

Mrs. Mussett was born at Oak Mills Feb 16, 1886, the daughter of Hiram and elizabeth Logan dougan. Her father was postmaster at Kickapoo and she helped in the distribution of mail while attending rural schools.

She was married to Edgar Mussett at Kickapoo on Feb. 16, 1916. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1966.

She was a member of the Kickapoo Extension Homemakers Unit and the First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of the home; two sons, Arthur T. Mussett, Brussels, Belgium, and Hiram C. Mussett, Littleton, Colo., five grandchildren and four nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be saturday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Burial in Kickapoo Memorial Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames MARTZ, MATERE, WEIST submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Wednesday, April 26, 1972
from the Leavenworth Times, Thursday, 27-Apr-1972, microfilm #L1390, KSHS

Agnes Martz

Agnes A. Martz, 1004 N. Main, Lansing, died Wednesday at St. John Hospital.

Mrs. Martz was born Jan. 5, 1904, at Great Falls, Mont., the daughter of John and Faye Weist Matere. On April 15, 1926, she was married to Elmer A. Martz.

She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church at Lansing, the altar Society and the Golden Age Club.

Surviving are her husband and a son, Robert Lee Martz, both of the home; and a brother, Francis J. Matere, 921 1/2 10th Ave.

The funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church with burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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